Police set to enforce pit bull ordinance

Staff Writer

    Pit bulldogs attacked one woman and menaced a mail carrier in Grenada recently, and the police chief wants dog owners to know that the department is serious about handing out fines and enforcing the city¹s ordinance.
   “I would discourage anyone from owning these dogs, because they¹re naturally aggressive and pose a real safety risk to society,” said Police Chief Ben Williams.
   Two dogs brought a woman to the ground on Long Street as she was checking her mail.
   According to a police report, the 43-year-old woman was walking to her mailbox shortly after noon on Jan. 12, when she was attacked by two dogs that her neighbor let outside.
   The dogs badly bit the woman¹s left ankle, the report said, and she went to the emergency room at The University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada.
   The incident is still under investigation, the report said.
   In a separate incident, a mail carrier was cornered on a porch by an aggressive pit bull on College Boulevard, and police had to put the dog down.

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